UNDERSTANDING GOD AND HIS CREATION, HIS MAJESTY, HIS POWER, HIS GREAT LOVE AND HIS GLORY AS WELL AS SIGNIFICANCE OF GOD’S CREATION TO MAN
From the Genesis of this world up to this day or to this generation, in fact the generation of today has not yet understood the majesty of God, how he works, his ways, his principles and above all his power and all those who know still have many questions in themselves asking how did God come into existence? and if people continue to ask such questions, that shows they have not understood who the God they have believed and this is very dangerous with great unbelief , when ever such questions are asked it means human has not known his God which is absurd and doom to this generation. Some in fact think maybe there is another God who created God and people say all this is meaningless. But I can assure you that it’s not meaningless to believe in God almighty, by the end of this message we will know how the universe was before time. And this will give us more picture of how God is his power, his glory and the creation which will definitely derive us towards having more in God almighty.
Before the creation, we see that God was living in everlasting life or you can call it eternity life,
And this is confirmed in the scripture;
Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God, Psalms90; 2
Meaning there was no time and God was time less, at that time God was with Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. So this took time for God to plan for the timeless universe to create Heaven then earth for proper dwelling of his saints. Firstly God created heavens with great and planned what would fill the heavens, which is was great planning filled and the heaven was God’s dwelling, the son and the Holy Spirit and his Angels who would help him whenever he would want to accomplish his missions for the upcoming earth tasks, since the heavens were God’s dwelling he remained timeless, no darkness, light and the day or the night. Let’s look at the scriptures which can easily make us understand the above mystery creation of God.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was formless and empty darkness was over the surface of the deep and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Genesis1;1-2, from the above scripture we see the earth being formless , so God needed to plan for the earth to be creative and look beautiful, and this also shows before the creation there was no time, so in the process of creation the time was created. And we shall see how time was created during the creation below in the scripture.
And God said let there be light and there was light and God saw that the light was good and he separated the light from the darkness. God called Light day, and there was evening and there was morning – the First day. Genesis1; 3-5.
Now when you look critically at the first creation of light that separated the darkness. Day was created, evening, and then morning so this is where time was created to separate the day from night. Now the morning and evening became day which created time between Day and Night, but we also see that God was delighted at his light that created meaning it pleased him to continue creating.
This continues to show how God wanted a man to know about how time came about and also he wanted the human to understand his plans for the generation to generation, for this he was making for the upcoming call of a man whom he would later create from his own image to have dominion over the earth was trying to beautify for a better place to live in for his Glory to be manifested.
From the very start, God was awesome and full of deligh in what he was creating. This gives us an understanding that it took God 24 hours for a whole day to come to pass. He says there was morning and evening then night, to understand this time creation is to look at the day and night combined how many hours are there and if you compare this to this generation, if God took 24 hours for a day, why is it that another day begins at Midnight? If it took 24 hours for God to finish his first creation, this means he started working from 6am in the morning and then finished at 6pm in the evening which he called DAY, Night then started up to morning again to 6am in the morning which makes it 24hours, but for sure people have been blinded about God plan of time from the beginning. To this generation the day begins at 6am then at midnight another day starts which is incomplete of a full day. It makes it 18hours where is the 6hours lost and where it allocated? Daniel 8 says he will rise and changes times, Daniel was talking about SATAN.
This is what I have been talking about that this generation of today which has not understood the creation of God and of course people have not realized that the creation of God has been distorted and yet the responsibility was given to a Man to realize his call and finish God’s purposes through the help of the Holy Spirit.
Let’s continue to see how God was full of wisdom and creativity.
And God said “let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water so God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it and it was so.
God called the expanse SKY and there was evening and there was morning- the second. Genesis1; 6-8
And God said “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place and let dry ground appear and it was so. God called the dry ground” Land” and the Gathered waters he called Sea’s and God saw it was God . Then God said “let the land produce vegetation; seed bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it according to their various kinds and it was so. The Land produced vegetation; the plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. God saw it was good. And there was evening, there was morning – the third day.Genesis1; 9-13
So God went on to create having his delight in what he was doing because it pleased and loved it, after he had created all things that he needed in the earth for his glory to be manifested.
The Call of a Man.
Then God said “Let us make a man in our image, in our likeness and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground, Genesis1; 26.
This was a very big call for mere human kind to rule over the earth they had not created and this shows how God had delighted in human because it pleased him, then he gave them dominion because God knew that since his likeness and his image was revealed in man he would take full authority and have responsibility over what he had been given to rule over.
For God knew that his Glory continue to grow and be manifested in Human through his obedience and submission. For this shows that God is really great and loving full of great faithfulness, Mercies and understandable for he trusted in man because he was his glory since he was directly from his own image.
The fall of Mankind.
Now after the Man had been assigned with authority and responsibility with such a big call he did not know the consequences that were associated with Authority so he took it lightly and he did know that Authority was to continue to be with them in case they continued in obedience and submission to God Almighty’s command.
It came to pass that Satan came and tempted Human Kind by suggesting his ideas and initially God had commanded Man not to eat from tree of knowledge of knowing Good and evil which was in the middle of Eden, For they did not obey God when Satan came tempted they surrendered to the devil and sinned against God, as result they submitted to Satan and lost the whole Authority which God had given to them now crossed over to the enemy which was a big blow to God almighty and the Man who had blown the authority away just like that, For more understanding of Authority given to Satan came as result of sin of man against God.
Now for God needed again to plan for the Authority to be revived back which needed a big call for another man but in this case it was his Son, Christ Jesus who God manifested in the flesh to save human kind from the world of sin.
Overview, Now we see each time we sin we give away the Authority to the Enemy who is the devil; Authority normally works when you are in total submission to God and being obedient.
The coming of Jesus Christ brought so many things that have regained humanity in power and Glory after the big blow that was made in the beginning by the first Man, Now God needed Man without sin and without submitting to Satan in order to gain back authority, but for this to happen it needed death to be involved to destroy Death so that delight of God would come back and his glory would return to him again because the world had been distorted and was hostile to live in with full of sins and death was rampant for the Devil was full of Authority which was given to him by those who had been given authority that’s Adam and Eve.
For God manifested in the flesh so that he would return his glory back to A man because for sin and death had power over human so we needed a redeemer to bring humanity and authority which was lost from the beginning , this is confirmed in the scriptures;
“And again I will put my trust in him” And again he says, “Here am I and the children God has given me”
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that’s the Devil—And free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death, for sure its angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. Hebrews2; 13-16.
And without controversy great is the mystery of goodliness: God manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen by Angels, preached among the Gentiles, and believed in the World, received up in Glory. 1timothy3; 16
Looking into the above from the creation to the point Jesus Christ’s coming I can say God is really awesome and he has loved human for his glory and that’s why he did all the planning to bring him back to reconciliation for total Submission and obedience even after Fall. For many people in this generation have not understood the God who they believe, the reason is they have not understood God’s planning for creation and his Glory in A man, today people think is in form of so many names and all the generation has been deceived about God because of lack of knowledge about God’s creation and his planning from generation to generation.
Offending God in calling him names and saying that God has hidden his face from the human is great offense because it questions God’s character and his creation, I have seen many people who have called God a difficult God, that his things are not understandable, you can’t know God, or his things are difficult to understand, people raise bad questions that question his Character and his nature which is very wrong and frequent offenses at God brings curses upon the believers in the long run, Christians today often question God’s power and his character continuously without repentance which has tied curses upon them and their families.
That’s why Christians of this generation have not understood how God is because of lack of Knowledge about God’s love for human, lack of knowledge for God’s creation, lack of knowledge for God’s plan for human and they have not really understood God who he is.
Understanding God and his existence.
If we understand God’s nature, God’s power, his existence it will make us understand who he is, what plans he has for us and how he loved us from the creation, it will minimize our offenses and questioning God how he does his works.
Who is God? Let’s look into the scriptures about who he is then we will know how we should often approach Almighty God without offense and questioning him.
When Moses asked God, “indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you; and they say to me; “what is His name? What shall I say to them?
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM” and thus you shall say to the children of Israel; I AM has sent me to you. Exodus3; 14. IAM means he exists in eternity and he was not created. For the scripture tries to tell us who really God is, he is not a son of Man, he is WHO HE IS, that reveals God’s great Power and Glory we can’t really go on questioning God and take him as if he was a son of man like people take him to be in their questionings when things go wrong, they blame God for having brought all calamity to be there. This confirms that people have not understood who God is. Let’s see more of the scriptures that describe God.
Bring out the blind people who have eyes and the deaf who have ears, let all nations be gathered together and let the people be assembled. Who among them can declare this and show us former things? Let them bring out their witnesses, that they may be justified or let them hear and say it is truth.
You are my witnesses “says the LORD,” And my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me and understand that IAM HE. Before me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me. I, even I am the LORD, and besides Me there is no Saviour. I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed and there was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses “says the LORD” that I AM God. Before the day was, IAM He and there is no one who can deliver out of My hand; I work and who will reverse it? Isaiah43; 8-13
I really wonder who just take God for granted because from the above scripture for sure, God is really great with great power to show us the former things, the future things and there is none who can do that. But Christians of today have total dis-belief in God’s power due to lack of Faith in God, and that’s why you find Christians who call themselves Born Agains continue consulting the witch Doctors about their destiny, Yet the witch doctor is a person who is nothing, you find some going to get extra Powers for Miracles from the devil, the reason is they have not Known WHO God really IS, His Power, and his Authority, for Isaiah has given us the real Picture of the Living God and if indeed we can understand that there is no any other god other than the Creator, the Living God our Saviour, we shall receive so many things without struggling but because of people mis understanding of God, completely we have been strayed, and been deceived for nothing by these stupid gods from the shrines of the witch doctors.
For without Faith it is impossible to please him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. Hebrews 11; 6
And I also wonder about people who just calls God a difficult person or understandable or his things not clear, in the continual of this article we shall see How God is not difficult for sure instead he is Faithful, loving, Merciful and Compassionate.
Let’s look more about who really God is, that will continue to humble us down to submit to God’s commandments. We shall realize his power and avoid continual offenses at him.
In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the Word was God, He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. John1; 1-3. This shows more the power of God has through his word “JESUS CHRIST “all things were created. In other words we should understand who we have believed that he is all powerful and he is fully of glory so we can’t just call him names.
For by him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities, powers. All things were created through him and for him. And He is before all things, and in him all things consist. Colossians1; 16-17
This scripture draws us back to God’s power he has through his beloved son Jesus Christ, who we have believed in as our savior King, that through Faith in Christ we possess everything. If people really could know that we have the king in us who has everything we would not go astray for evil force consultation. This has come as result of ignorance and lack of Knowledge about whom we believe in and who God really is his power and his glory.
As it is written; for I bear witness for them that they have Zeal for God but not according to knowledge
For being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. Romans10;2-3. The born Again Christians today have not known God who he is and have not known who Christ is and the Holy Spirit, that’s why they are still jumping from Church to church, from religion to religion and this has led to unbelief which has killed Faith in Christ Jesus and God, and this annoys God because having created us in his own image we have not known his ways because of being ignorant of God’s righteousness we often establish our own and continue to walk with them and end up in Hell, since we don’t conform to God’s commandments.
For not Understanding who God is, they have left out the Old Testament and think it no longer works since Jesus Christ came and established New Testament; this has come because of NOT understanding God’s creation and his Plan for History and how he makes his plans for fulfillment on earth through his Holy Spirit. God normally has plans to do on earth through his Holy Spirit but because people are ignorant about God’s plan, they have kept so much in despair and this has constrained the Power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish God’s work. If we could understand the Word Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit we would know God’s creation, his plan for History and things to come for his kingdom to be established, but because we have not known God we are still living in dis belief which has kept us in total darkness.
Some teach that the days of creation may be long ages of thousands or millions of years, or that such long ages may have occurred between the days of Genesis 1. In attempting to defend such folks, other people have said that we should tolerate such beliefs, because creation is not a fundamental doctrine anyway. Some see significance in Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection and our baptism and imitation of Him. They say the creation account is not so essential, so it should not be viewed as fundamental to our faith. BUT we see in the book of revelation that;
Iam the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End” says the Lord “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. Revelation1; 8.
For sure from that scripture God has not changed he is the God of the Beginning” the Creation” and the End. So his creation reveals his nature therefore we cannot put it out of scope, this is very wrong teaching I hear about people teaching, For people having not Known the creation , they have kept in ignorance God’s existence and God’s Glory, Knowledge, Wisdom and his power.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF GOD’S CREATION;
- Creation Demonstrates the Position of Man
Before examining what the doctrine of creation proves about God, consider what it proves about man. A. Man Was Created in the Image of God, a Little Lower than the Angels.
Genesis 1:26,27 – Man was created by God in the likeness and image of God.
Psalm 8:3-5 – God made man a little lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor.
Failure to appreciate this leads to mistreatment of other people.
Genesis 9:5,6 – Murder of humans is forbidden, because humans were made in the image of God.
James 3:9,10 – Cursing man is wrong, because men were made in the likeness of God.
The reason is it is wrong to mistreat another human is because they are in the image of God. They are just as important to God as we are. To mistreat them is to mistreat one who is like God.
This is why Jesus often said that how we treat other people is how we treat Him (Matt. 25:31-46).
Failure to understand this leads to practicing such evolutionary concepts as “survival of the fittest,” so “might makes right.” People believe if they are able to overpower others, then they have the right to do so: they are more “fit.” Extreme manifestations of this were the holocaust and Communist massacres: eliminate those who are “unfit”!
When we understand the Bible doctrine of creation, we learn why it is wrong to mistreat other humans. We did not make them. They don’t belong to us. They belong to God – the same God who made us and to whom we belong. In many ways they partake of His nature, so we must not mistreat them.
Malachi 2:10; Job 31:13-15; Prov. 14:31; 17:5; 22:2] B. Man Was Created to Have Authority over the Animals and the Earth.
- Creation Proves the Power of God’s Word.
Creation Was Accomplished by God’s Spoken Word.
Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14,20,24,26 – God created by simply speaking. He said what should be created, and it was so!
Psalm 33:6-9 – The heavens were made by the word of God, by the breath of His mouth. So also regarding the earth and its inhabitants: He spoke and commanded, and it was done.
Psalm 148:3-5 – God commanded and heavenly hosts were created.
Hebrews 11:3 – By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God.
God did other miracles by speaking. In this way God proves the power/authority of His word. Note: Matthew 8:5-13; 2 Peter 3:5-7. See Psalm 105:31,34; 106:9; John 11:39-44; 5:28,29.
Creation is an incredible proof of the power of God’s word. B. Likewise, Salvation Is Revealed in the Gospel by the Power of God’s Word.
1 Corinthians 1:18-25 – The message (“word” -NKJV footnote) of the cross is foolishness to the world, but to us it is the power of God. We preach Christ crucified, which is the power and wisdom of God.
Hebrews 4:12 – His word is active and powerful like a two-edged sword.
Romans 1:16 – The gospel is the power of God unto salvation to those who believe.
What reason do we have to believe the gospel can save us? What evidence is there that we should believe it and commit our lives to obeying it in hope that in the end we will receive eternal life?
The reason we should believe the gospel is that it is the word of God. The same power of the word of God that spoke the Universe into existence is the same power that works in the written word. The purpose of all miracles is to confirm who God is and to validate His message to be true. If God did not make us by the power of His word, then why should we trust the power of His word in the gospel? (Mark 16:20; Acts 2:22; 14:3; 2 Corinthians 12:11,12; Hebrews 2:3,4).
It follows that any view that belittles or undermines the doctrine of creation likewise belittles or undermines faith in the power of the Bible, including faith in the power of the gospel to save us from our sins! What could be more basic than that? How can that not be essential to our salvation?[2 Cor. 4:6; Isaiah 55:6-11; Revelation 1:16; 1 Peter 1:22-25;
- Creation Proves God Is the Living Source of All Life.
- God Gave Life to All Living Creatures.
Genesis 1:11, 12, 20, 21, 24-27; 2:7, 21-23 – God made all forms of life at the beginning: plants, birds, fish, land animals, and people. All life came from God.
Isaiah 42:5 – God created the heavens and spread forth the earth. He gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk on it.
1 Timothy 6:13 – God gives life to all things. Every passage that says God created man would likewise confirm that God is the giver of life. The doctrine of creation affirms that all life comes from God. Without God, there would be no life.
[Job 33:4; Psalm 100:3; 139:13-16; Prov. 22:2; Isaiah 64:8; Jer. 27:5; Heb. 12:9; 1 Cor. 8:6] B. This Proves God Is the Living God. Our life comes from His life. We have life, because He is eternally alive (see next point) and He gave us life.
Genesis 1:26,27 – We were created in God’s image. Whatever else is involved in being in the image of God, surely it requires that He is alive. [9:6]
Acts 14:15 – Paul taught idol worshipers to turn from these useless things (idols) to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them. If God made life, then God must have life. He is the living God. Idols cannot qualify.
Acts 17:24-29 – Again idol worshipers were taught that God made the world, and He gives to all life, breath, and all things. In Him we live and move and have being. We are His offspring, so we should not think of God as something dead like gold, silver, or stone.
Revelation 10:6 – The God who lives forever and ever created heaven and earth and the sea and the things that are in them.
How could life come from a non-living source? The sun, ocean, mountains, etc., cannot be God. Neither can statues made of metal or stone or wood. They are not alive. If we are the offspring of God, who gave us life, then He must have life. This is why so many passages refer to God as “the living God.”
- Creation proves God must be alive.
[Job 33:4; Matt. 16:16 1 Thess. 1:9; 2 Cor. 6:16] C. God Likewise Is the Source of Spiritual and Eternal Life.
Having given men life at creation, God warned that sin would lead to death, both physical and spiritual. When Adam and Eve sinned, they brought upon mankind physical death. They were also spiritually separated from God (spiritual death), and the same happens to all people when they sin. (Gen. 2:16,17; 3:1-19; Rom. 5:14-21; Eph. 2:1-19)So God gave man life, but man brought death upon himself. Now only God can give man life again. Jesus is the way to spiritual life (fellowship with God)
John 1:1-4 – The Word (Jesus) was in the beginning, and all things were made through Him. In Him was life. He possessed life and is the source of life – not just physical life but also spiritual life.
John 14:6 – I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Having been alienated from God by sin, no one can come back into fellowship with God except through Jesus, the Giver of life.
Romans 6:4 – After baptism we walk in newness of life. This is called being born again. It makes us a spiritual child of God. Who could give this new life except the Giver of life? (See 2 Cor. 5:17; John 1:12,13; 3:1-7; 1 Peter 1:22-25; Galatians 3:26,27).
Jesus is the Giver of eternal life.
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Those who are faithful to the Lord will live with God forever in eternal life. God is the Giver of this life.
John 6:63,68 – Jesus’ words are spirit and life. They give eternal life. Since Jesus is the Giver of eternal life, the only way to know how to receive eternal life is through His teachings.
Matthew 25:46 – At judgment the wicked will receive everlasting punishment, but the righteous will receive eternal life.
If God did not create us, why should we view Him as the source of life? Why should we trust Him as the One to give us life after death or eternal life? Shouldn’t we instead find the One who did give us life to begin with and trust Him as the source of future life?
Every view that belittles or undermines the Bible doctrine of creation thereby undermines our faith in God as the Giver of life. This undermines our confidence that He is the source of spiritual life, resurrection, and eternal life. How can that not be fundamental to Christians?[Eph. 4:24; Col. 3:10; 1 Tim. 4:10; John 11:25; 1 John 5:11,12,20; John 3:16]
- 5. Creation Proves God’s Eternal Existence.
For God Existed in Eternity before the Creation.
John 1:1-3 – The Word (Jesus Christ) was in the beginning with God and was God. All things were made through Him.
Colossians 1:16,17 – All things were made by Him (Jesus), and He is before all things. Obviously if God made all things, He must have existed before the things He made.
Isaiah 40:28 – The everlasting God is the Creator of the ends of the earth. (See also Psa. 90:2 below.)
The fact God created everything else would imply that He is Himself eternal. Otherwise, it would be reasonable to ask who made Him. The doctrine of creation states that He is the eternal, uncreated Creator. B. God Will Live Eternally after Creation Is Destroyed.
Psalm 102:25-27 (Hebrews 1:10-12) – Of old God laid the foundations of the earth. They are the work of His hands. They will perish, but He endures. His years have no end.
Physical things come and go. They have a beginning and an end. But God is eternal in the future, as well as in the past.
Psalms 90:2 – Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
Revelation 10:6 – He who lives forever and ever, is the One who created heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.
The Bible doctrine of creation is inherently bound to our faith that God is eternal. Any view that belittles or undermines our faith in creation likewise belittles or undermines our faith that God is eternal.[Jeremiah . 10:11,12]
- Creation Proves God’s Unlimited Wisdom.
.Creation shows the Wisdom of God.
Psalm 136:5-9 – By wisdom God made the heavens and the heavenly bodies.
Jeremiah 51:15 – He has established the world by His wisdom, and stretched out the heaven by His understanding. [10:12]
Proverbs 8:22-31 – Wisdom speaks, saying she was with God before the world was made and was there when God made the universe.
Clearly great wisdom would be required to make the universe: heavenly bodies, earth, plants, animals, and man. How could it be done by anyone without incredible wisdom?
[Prov. 3:19; Psalm 104:24] B. This Wisdom Is Beyond Man’s Ability to Comprehend.
Ecclesiastes 11:5 – As you do not know what is the way of the wind, or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, so you do not know the works of God who makes everything.
Isaiah 40:28 – The Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
Romans 11:33-36 – All things are of Him and through Him (i.e., created by Him) and unto Him. His ways and judgments are unsearchable and past finding out. Who can know His mind or give Him counsel?
By observing the universe we can know that its Maker had to be very wise. But further, we can know that His wisdom must be infinitely beyond our own. As men study the creation, there are still many things about it that we cannot even understand how they function, let alone, could we have planned it and created it to begin with!
- The universe shows the supreme wisdom of God.
[Job 38] C. As God’s Creatures, We Must Turn to Him as the Ultimate Source of Wisdom.
Psalms 119:73 – Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments. When we realize that we were made by God, then we recognize His wisdom. We should then turn to Him as the source of wisdom for how to live our lives.
Proverbs 3:19-26 – God founded the earth by wisdom and established the heavens by understanding. So we should keep wisdom and discretion. They will help us walk safely and live without fear of going astray.
Proverbs 8:30-36 – When we realize that God made the world in wisdom, then we should listen to God’s wisdom. Hear instruction and be wise, do not disdain it. Wisdom leads to life and favor with God. To reject wisdom is to love death.
So why should we believe in the power of God’s wisdom? Why should we trust God’s wisdom to lead our lives? Because of the evidence of His wisdom in the great works He has done, especially in the creation. When you see the evidence of God’s great wisdom in the creation, whom else would you want to guide your life? Why would you ever trust instead your own wisdom or that of any man? [Prov. 1:7]
Psalm 19:7; 2 Timothy 3:15-17 – But remember, His wisdom to guide our lives is revealed in the Scriptures.
If God did not make us, then why should we trust His wisdom? Why should we follow the instructions in His word? Shouldn’t we instead find out who did make us and put our trust in His wisdom? So again, any view that belittles or undermines the doctrine of creation thereby belittles and undermines our faith in the wisdom of God. This is turn undermines our reasons for following the Bible as the revelation of God’s wisdom. How can that not be fundamental and basic to the faith of Christians?
- Creation Proves God’s Unlimited Great Power.
Creation Demonstrates God’s Great Power.
Psalm 89:11-13 – God founded the world. He has a mighty arm and a strong hand. [Psalm 65:6; 86:8-10]
Jeremiah 10:12 – He has made the earth by His power. [51:15] Jeremiah 27:5 – I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm.
Romans 1:20 – For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.
Anyone who observes the universe must wonder where it came from. There is no sensible explanation except that it was made by a wise and powerful Supreme Being. This clearly required great power, so that anyone who does not believe in this God and His power is without excuse. B. Such Power Is Vastly Superior to Human Strength.
Job 9:8-10 – God made heaven and the constellations. He does great things past finding out, wonders without number.
Jeremiah 32:17 – Lord GOD! Behold, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for you.
Job 26:7-14 – Describing various works God has done in the universe, Job said, “the thunder of His power, who can understand?”
Not only was great power required to make the universe, but it had to be power much greater than any that people have. We could never make such a universe. We cannot even make a single thing and make it come alive! We cannot possibly comprehend such supreme power, let alone could we ever duplicate it.
[Psalm 33:6-9] C. As God’s Creatures, We Should Trust His Strength to Care for Us and Save Us.
Psalms 121:2 – My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. [124:8; 145:5,6]
Isaiah 40:28-31 – God is the Creator. He never faints or is weary. He gives power to the weak.
Why should we trust in the power of God? Why should we believe He can keep His promise to give us eternal life if we are faithful? Because He has proved His power in the miracles He has done, especially in the creation. When you see the evidence of His power in creation, why would you ever doubt His power? What other power could be greater?
1 Corinthians 1:18-25 – God’s weakness is greater than man’s power. Through Christ (the Creator – John 1:1-3) is the power to save. The same power that created the world is the power to save us and give us eternal life. [Acts 4:12; Rom. 1:16; Heb. 7:25]
Whoever made us must be the greatest power in the universe. If the God of the Bible did not make us, then why should we trust in His power to care for us and save us? Shouldn’t we instead find out who did make us and put our faith in His power?
Any view that belittles or undermines the doctrine of creation likewise undermines our faith in the power of God. That in turn undermines our faith in God’s power to save us and give us eternal life! Don’t tell me that such matters are not of first importance to Christians! What could possibly be more important?
- Creation Proves God’s Right to Control the Universe.
Since God made the universe, He has the right and power to control it and do what He chooses with it. A. The Universe Belongs to God, Because He Made It.
Psalm 24:1,2 – Earth and all who dwell on it belong to God, because He founded and established it.
Psalms 89:11,12 – The heavens and earth and all its fullness are Yours, because You founded and created them. Since God made the universe and it belongs to Him, it follows that His power should control it.
[Psalm 95:5; 74:16,17; 100:3] B. Since He Made It, He Rules as Lord over It.
Isaiah 29:16 – The clay has no right to criticize how the potter made it. So we have no right to deny or criticize our Maker. He made us, so He had the right to make us to be whatever He wants us to be. We must submit to the will of the maker. [45:9,10; 64:8; Rom. 9:20-24] Acts 17:24 – God, who made the world and everything in it, is Lord (Ruler) of heaven and earth. He rules because He created.
Colossians 1:15-17 – Just as Jesus made the church and is preeminent over it (v18), so He is preeminent over His creation. It was made by Him (by His power) and for Him (to serve His purposes). [Heb. 2:10]
1 Peter 4:19 – We commit our souls to Him in doing good, because He is the Creator.
Romans 1:25 – It is a fundamental error to “serve” the creature rather than the Creator. Serve here means to obey Him as God (see vv20-25 and the context).
Why should we fear God and keep His commands (Ecc. 12:13)? Because He made us for that purpose. As our Maker, He has every right to expect our service. As His creatures, we are obligated to give whatever service He requires. Until we understand creation, we have no understanding even of our purpose or reason for existing!
[Deut. 32:5,6; Rom. 11:36; 1 Chron. 16:26,36; Psalm 96:2-10; 100:2,3; Jer. 27:5; 5:22; Ex. 4:11; 20:9-11; 31:16,17; Num. 16:22; Isaiah 51:12,13] C. He Has the Power to Punish or Reward Us, Depending on Whether or Not We Please Him.
Genesis 6:6,7; 7:4 – God determined to destroy man, because he had so corrupted himself that God was sorry He had made man. Since God made man, when man failed to serve the purpose for which he was made, God had the right to destroy what He had made.
Isaiah 27:11 – Some had become so corrupt that God who made them decided He would not have mercy on them; He who formed them would show them no favor. God is the maker. Whether He shows mercy and favor to us or not is up to Him.
Many people deny God has the right to punish or destroy mankind for sin. “I can’t believe in a God who would do that.” Frankly, if you do or don’t believe it, will that change the reality of it? If God really did make us, He has the power to do with us what He wills, regardless of what we want or what we believe.
Creation is a simple fact of history. It follows that, since God made us, He has the right and the power to reward us or to destroy us. If He was a tyrant, there would not be a thing in the world we could do about it. We ought to glorify Him every day that He is not just our Maker, but He is a God of mercy and patience!
If the God of the Bible did not make us, then why would He have the right to control us? Why shouldn’t we instead find out who did make us and do what He says?
Any view that belittles or undermines the doctrine of creation, there by undermines our faith in God’s power to rule in our lives. It weakens or destroys our understanding of our obligation to serve Him.
Understanding the doctrine of creation is fundamental even to understanding the very purpose for our existence. Who can say that is not of first importance to Christians?
- Creation Proves God’s Right to Be Worshipped.
God Deserves Man’s Worship Because He Made Us.
The fact that He created us demonstrates power and wisdom so great that we ought to worship Him, not anyone else (such as idols, etc.).
Deuteronomy 32:15-18 – People are rebuked because they forsook the God who made them. They served other gods and forgot the God who fathered them.
Psalm 86:8-10 – All nations should worship and glorify God, because He made them. He alone is God. No other gods are great like Him, because they cannot do works like His works (including creation).
Psalm 149:1,2 – People should praise the Lord and rejoice in their Maker.
The thing which has been made ought to give glory to its maker. God’s power to create proves unquestionably that He deserves our worship. No one else made us; therefore no one else should be worshipped.
[Psalm 139:13,14; 8:3-9] B. God Deserves Our Worship Because of the Greatness of All He Has Made.
Psalm 95:1-7 – Come let us worship before our Maker, for He is God. His hands formed the dry land.
Psalm 148:1-6 – Heavenly hosts should praise the name of the Lord, because He commanded and they were created.
Romans 1:25 – Since God’s power and Deity are clear from the things he made, people are without excuse when they worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator.
Note carefully that this truth is absolutely fundamental to all Christians: anything which was created does not deserve to be worshipped. Only the Creator should be worshipped, for only He has ultimate power.
- Creation Proves that God Is God!
The conclusion of the foregoing evidence is that creation is the defining proof that the God of the Bible is the true God. This is why we recognize Him as God, and this is why it would be wrong to recognize anything or anyone else as God.
These conclusions follow from all we have already learned. They are also stated or implied in the following passages: A. Old Testament Passages
2 Kings 19:15 – Hezekiah prayed that God alone is God. He made heaven and earth. [Isaiah 37:16]
Psalm 86:8-10 – He alone is God. There is none like Him among the gods. All nations should worship Him, because he made them.
Psalm 95:1-7 – The Lord is the great God and King above all gods. He made the sea and His hands formed the dry land. Worship the Lord our Maker, for He is God.
Isaiah 45:18 – For thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it: “I am the Lord, and there is no other.”
Jeremiah 10:11,12 – “Gods” that did not make heaven and earth will perish! If the God of the Bible did not make the Universe, then He is a false God! He will perish. Why should we then serve Him as God?
See conclusion below for 1 Chron. 16:25-35 and Psalm 96:2-10.
The Old Testament clearly teaches that God is clearly proved to be God because He made heaven and earth. Nothing and no one else can be God, because they did not make heaven and earth. Creation is a defining characteristic of Who is God!
The issue is: Who is or is not God? Surely that is not a matter of Old Testament teaching that could change in the New Testament. Commands about how we serve God have changed, but not who is God nor how we know He is God (Heb. 13:8). How can that not be fundamental to our faith? [Neh. 9:6; Psalm 100:3; 8:3-9; Isaiah 17:7; 40:25,26; 42:5-9; Jeremiah 14:22; 51:15-19] B. New Testament Passages.
- 11. Creation reveals God’s love for Human.
From the very start God has delighted in a man and he called him his glory for his love was with man that’s it is written;
Then God said Let us make Man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. So God created a man in his own image, in the image of God he created Him; Male and Female He created them Genesis1; 26-27. God love human even when they failed to submit to him and lost authority he had given them to the Devil, He had again to plan for human to bring back that authority through the death of his beloved son Jesus Christ, and it written;
He who doesn’t love doesn’t know God, for God is love, in this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten son into the world , that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God, but that He Loved us and sent His Son to be propitiation for Our sins. 1 John4;8-10.
For God so loved the world that He gave His Son only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.John3; 16
But it is written; Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have it entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, Yes, the deep things of God. 1Corrintians2; 9-10.
Know therefore that Lord your God is God; He is faithful God, keeping His covenant of Love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. Deuteronomy 7; 9.
In conclusion God is God with Great Love, Faithful, Powerful, with Great Glory, Honor, Compassion, Full of majesty and all this can be known through Creation and understanding . I urge people to seek God diligently they will see him, instead of blaspheme of God on things they don’t know and live in the life of Lack of faith, Unbelief, Offense and calling God all sorts of names that questions his character that undermine his Glory, Power, Majesty. Christians have today failed to understand God’s Plan because of continual dwelling in sin, with this God has kept way from them or hiding his face from them, often Christians offend in many matters but they don’t recognize and realize they are sinning, so whenever someone doesn’t realize that he is sinning he can’t know there is repentance. And whenever you live in continuous dwelling in Sin, the Holy Spirit of God cannot continue dwelling in you, because the Holy Spirit is alive because righteousness and that righteousness from God. Romans8; 10.
Christians today should focus on total submission to God’s commandments to resist the Devil and avoid his over the Devil’s authority because of sin that they have in them. Still Christians should stop Calling God difficult or un understandable or his things are not understandable, For sure God is faithful and Loving having given up his son to die for us on the cross, he showed he wanted us to understand him for sure he is not difficult. Having lost Authority he had given to us from the beginning over the earth that Adam and Eve Lost from after submitting to the Devil and blew it to Satan but still God went ahead and planned for the recovery of that authority to be given back to human after Jesus Christ destroying the power of death which had come as result of sin from the beginning after fall of man, this shows that God trusts a man a lot and he has confidence in a man but we often Turn God down and disappoint Our Loving heavenly by the things that we do that don’t please then after us failing we shift blame to God, For has never failed but Christians or believers today have failed God by not submitting to his righteousness and holiness due to lack of continuous repentance, due to lack of faith in Christ Jesus whom he sent that through him we have eternal life. And what surprises me Christians today still go Bars, Discos, Women stand in Glory of men by wearing trousers that God hates, they still go to un Holy Places and they still they call themselves Born Agains? Oh no that’s very wrong and dangerous assumption . For the Grace of God is there for those who come and obey his commands and walk in his righteousness. The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is not a license to sinning rather it was brought for people who were sinning to come out of those sins they dwelt in because the devil initially Death had power over them because of Sin, For Jesus Christ came with grace to destroy sin and make people submit To God.
I will stop here, this has been an Inspiration by The Holy Spirit and May the Love of our God the father and Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you forever and ever Amen.
For more Information ; Consult the Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of truth and he will guide into all truth.
God bless you all.